Do You Like YA Books? Then Enter This Giveaway

I don't usually do giveaways unless it's Bic lady pens that I've bought with my own money, but I recently had the chance to meet K.D. McEntire, the author of the awesome Lightbringer series.  She reads the blog and once she saw my various book threads on here she just knew that I had to read her books.  She was right.  When I told her how much I enjoyed them, she offered to give away some copies of her books to you guys.  How could I deny you that opportunity?

I know that a lot of you are very similar to me when it comes to our taste in books.  If that's the case, then you will love Lightbringer and the second installment Reaper.

These books are YA paranormal stories that suck you in and are different than anything I've ever read before (and I've read a lot of YA paranormal).  K.D. has imagined a world that coexists with ours, where some people can go back and forth between the two.  Her heroine, Wendy, is one of those people.  Wendy is a human that can send lost souls into the light.  Without her help, the Lost are doomed to roam the Never.  Because Wendy is human, every time she sends a soul into the light, it takes a toll on her.  Not to mention that she has to battle against darker forces who feed on the Lost.  In the meantime, Wendy meets a guardian of the Lost - Piotr and starts to fall for him, even though she might have to send him into the light eventually.  (Relationships are never easy in these types of books, are they?)


Unlike most YA novels, Wendy doesn't just wake up one and discover she's different and freaks out and needs a teenage boy to guide her or teach her or protect her.  (Blech.)  Instead, she's a strong, kick ass girl who knows exactly what to do with her powers and she's not afraid of them or hesitant to use them.  She's a great role model for young girls.

I also liked the fact that K.D. doesn't sugar coat her characters.  This is a book about teenagers who are moody and angst-ridden (and the angst is not all unrequited love).  They're not perfect and they don't pretend to be.  They also swear sometimes.  Hallelujah.  I'm so tired of reading YA books that say stuff like "she swore an oath under her breath."

There is a lot of fast-paced action to keep the story moving and K.D. does a great job of making the story interesting.  There are so many twists and turns and backstories that these books keep you guessing until the very end and begging for more.

You won't be disappointed.

If these books sound like your cup of tea and you'd like to win a copy signed by K.D., then please leave a comment with your email address or twitter handle and we'll have a random drawing at the end of the week.  Enter now before I change my mind and keep them for myself. 


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Maegen said...

Ooooohhh

Abby Normal said...

This sounds awesome.
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So did I tell you about... said...

Sounds right up my literary alley!

Thanks so much for the chance to win...

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Bonnie Lacroix said...

I LOVE to read and am always on the hunt for new books so count me in:

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Anonymous said...

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Abbe_M said...

Absolutely sounds like it's up my alley! Thanks so much.
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Unknown said...

love to read and have a son that has read almost every series out there, would love to win these!

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Stephanie Gerstein said...

I love YA and these sound great!
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JClassen said...

Awesome.
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Tesse said...

Sounds great! ster_007 @ hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

These sound great! I'm in need of a new series to get sucked into!

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Anonymous said...

Can't wait to check these books out!
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Anonymous said...

I could share these with my two older girls also! Have to throw my chance in! @busymomma4five

Nightowl81ok said...

Oh sounds right up my alley. You should start a group with your book reviews on goodreads. Either way this will be added to my "to read" list. Thanks! I am a huge bookworm and am always needing a book/author recommendation
Nightowl81ok

Anonymous said...

would love to read them :) twitter @usagianddarien

shannonm said...

I am always looking for a new YA paranomral book!!
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jlkaelin8 said...

These books sound like a great read! I love YA books. My favorite authors are Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth and Caragh O'Brien.

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Eva said...

I'm always searching for new reads, this sounds like it would be right up my alley!

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Anonymous said...

I have a secret love for YA books as well [email protected]

Ann E. Bryant said...

I'm intrigued and will have to read!!!
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Anonymous said...

pick me! pick me! [email protected]

Danielle said...

I'm always looking for a good read:) [email protected]

Megan said...

They sound amazing. I'd love to have a set for myself. [email protected]

BetseeT said...

And I'm not saying anything, but I actually HAVE a YA in. my. home. Not right at this minute because she's in school, but you know.

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Anonymous said...

Sounds great! [email protected]

Staci said...

Ooo sounds very good!!! Adding to my to read list for sure! [email protected]

Lowell Mason said...

Sounds like my kind of book!!
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Leila said...

Yes please!! [email protected]

Anonymous said...

would love that !! and have grandaughters who would also [email protected]

Anonymous said...

I want one! I want one!
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Anonymous said...

I do like YA [email protected]

Anonymous said...

Sounds like my cup of tea.

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MJB said...

Those sound fantastic! Perhaps a little advanced for my 5th grade class, but I'd tear 'em up! [email protected]

Anonymous said...

Ooooooooh! I'm in love with YA books. They are so much more eye opening and deal with more present issues. [email protected]

Lisa said...

That sounds great! I like to read YA books and then pass them on to my son. [email protected] or @momtomarathon. Thanks!

AKJenn said...

cool! @AKJenn77

Anonymous said...

Ooo! Ooo! Pick me! :)

@aliciakrall

Jennifer said...

Love to read! I have been reading tons of YA lately, but I haven't heard of these. Will definitely have to check them out! [email protected]

Did I Just Say That Out Loud? said...

This would be the perfect thing for my daughter and me to share!!!!! I would love to encourage her reading. Count me in.

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Anonymous said...

Sounds Awesome!! [email protected]

Meredith said...

They sound great! Hoping I win!
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Amanda C. Story said...

Yes, please!!

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TxJacey said...

Oh those books sound amazing.
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Jennifer H said...

Sign me up!
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jbond said...

Pick me! Pick me! I could REALLY use a great book to read! Thanks!

Jaimee Bond

If you pick me can I email my address to you later?

DeberT said...

Yay for giveaways! Okay I'm a cheap ass and if I can get something for free I'll try to. :)
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Anonymous said...

Sounds very interesting.

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Hanna said...

I would love to read this!!
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Julie said...

I am always looking for a good read and this is right up my alley! @Julie1044

Sherri said...

Awesome!!! You recommended these to me when we had a quick chat about the Mortal Instruments, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet... @sherrimlee

Thanks Jen!

Unknown said...

Sounds fun!! [email protected]

Bookbureader said...

I'll admit it, I love YA books!
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Kat said...

Yeah, I love YA books too. Adult ones are just too...adult. What does that say about me ;) katgraychick @ yahoo.com

Ali said...

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Or

@alimm729 on twitter

I'm looking for new books to read!

beckitya said...

I absolutely love YA books!
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Cathy said...

Sounds like a great series :)
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Jennifer M. said...

Sounds like a good series!

Twitter: Jennifer2kids

Buterfly78 said...

Love YA books. Currently addicted to the House of Night series. [email protected]

Anonymous said...

Would love to read these books!
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Bridget Wilson

Kailuamom said...

Young adult is my passion...I read every book my kids bring home and I love them more than adult books for the most part! These sound great!
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Christie1982 said...

These sound great!

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Kris said...

Been loving the YA dystopian books lately, thanks for the chance to win!

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Rebecca H. said...

I would love to read these. I am a huge fan of YA.

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LisaR said...

These sound great! Always love trying for free stuff!

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Moira Incendia said...

Sounds like they're right up my alley. Are they available in ebook format? I typically have several books going at once, and it's easier if I can load them on my Kindle. I buy the really good ones in hard copy anyway, but if I don't start thinning the herd, the books are going to take over my house! Anywho, count me in. If I don't win, I'll go check them out at the library anyway. :)

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Marian said...

Even if I don't get these for free from you, I'm going to buy them. @swimmingwith3

Aliasred said...

These sound really interesting...I'm always looking for something new to read!

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Z said...

This is so my type of book! :)

Anonymous said...

Oo, sounds awesome!

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Unknown said...

pick me! pick me!

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Toni said...

Yes Please!

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Kathleen said...

I love free books.

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Wissa said...

Sounds interesting! If I don't win them I just might buy them.

@wissavix

Kristin said...

These sound cool - I have a 13 year old foster daughter who claims she likes to read, but we have to FORCE her away from the computer to do any reading whatsoever. Maybe this will be the book that turns her into a reader! (or at least off Facebook for a bit)

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Anonymous said...

Heck yeah!
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abliss said...

I have three classes of students who would LOVE these! @abliss2

Karen said...

Loved the elf on the shelf post. Had me rolling.

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Tracey said...

I always love a free opportunity to get hooked on a new (to me) author - [email protected]

Michelle said...

These books sound fabulous! [email protected]

Wendy Wainwright said...

I read YA and I'm not ashamed!!! Half the time it's written better than adult literature...did you know that it's harder to get published if you write YA because teenagers are actually much harder to please than adults?

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A-M H said...

These sound right up my alley! Thanks!

@mnhannah

Erica said...

This book sounds like it is right up my alley. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Sara Strand said...

Oh hells yes, enter me!
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Anonymous said...

sweet lovin! Sign me up!!
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Amanda said...

Sounds like a great read. Pick me!
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lucyintheoc said...

Go kick-ass, strong girls! @lucyintheoc

Anonymous said...

Sounds great! [email protected]

Anonymous said...

Yay books! [email protected]

The Riddles said...

I've been looking for a new series to read!! thanks, jen and K.D.!!

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Katie said...

yes please

Heartmom5 said...

love YA books and these sound right up my alley!
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Anonymous said...

@msjamiller

Barbara said...

I love new books!

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This Is Fifty With Lil said...

Sounds like something my kids would enjoy.

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@lcarilo

Me said...

These sound right up my ally!
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PrincessArylin said...

I never win these things but I'll try anyway :P

@mcrylee

Annie Dunavan said...

Would love to win the books!
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Tiff said...

I would love to read them.
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Ben said...

Awesomes!

@benthelorber

Maria said...

Hope I randomly win!
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Robyn Martin said...

Fingers crossed! [email protected]

Sarah said...

sounds right up my alley! pick me pick me! [email protected]

Anonymous said...

Sounds Great!
Erin
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Anonymous said...

would love to win!
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Anonymous said...

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Thanks Jen!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great!

Stephanie - [email protected]

ccl120 said...

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Thanks Jen!!

moedawg said...

I want in, too:)
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Rachell said...

Always looking for new reading material, sometimes I think my hubs is jealous of the books I read because I pay more attention to them rather than him.

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Unknown said...

would love these! [email protected]

Have you watched the series "Dead Like Me"? An interesting reaper show, you might like it.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a series I would enjoy!

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Anonymous said...

Need a little vaca (books are the only one i can afford... sometimes)

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Siobhan said...

I'll get in on this...

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Anonymous said...

Ohhh I'm totally in!!

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Anonymous said...

I'm always looking for something new to read!
~Heidi
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Anonymous said...

Sounds like great books!

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~Shanz said...

I love a good paranormal read!
@shanz79

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good book series, I'll be getting them for the kindle if I don't win them!

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spazfilly said...

@racktastic

Mimi said...

I love a good contest for free books! Pick me, pick me! [email protected]

Anonymous said...

Sounds intriguing

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Sheric said...

Sounds really good!

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Just Me said...

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Unknown said...

These books sound great, thanks for posting about them!
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Vera said...

I loved Lightbringer and read it based on the message board recommendation thread...
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Anonymous said...

I Love YA books. [email protected]

Cheryl said...

Only thing better than a good book is a good free book! [email protected]

Rachel said...

These look good!
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Kristen said...

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Anonymous said...

I love to find new hidden treasures! Thanks for sharing! [email protected]

Unknown said...

Hell to the yes. I work at a junior high and am ALWAYS looking for new books to recommend to my kids.
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lizzybeth52 said...

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Unknown said...

@suisseals they look awesome!

Gypsie said...

I love YA books and cannot wait to read these!

Anonymous said...

Ooh! I hope I win! [email protected] :)

Jess said...

I'm always looking for a good book!
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Manicured Teacher said...

As I high school teacher, I would love these! [email protected]

ESweat03 said...

I haven't read a good book in MONTHS!! Send these my way PLEASE!! [email protected]

Anonymous said...

[email protected] :)

Unknown said...

Yay! I'm [email protected]

Emily Morgalis said...

Me, Me, Me!!! [email protected]

Anonymous said...

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I teach 7th grade and sounds like my kiddos would love this.

Jes said...

I'll be checking these books out regardless but would love to win! [email protected]

auryn2278 said...

gotta love a kick ass girl!!!!
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Unknown said...

Woo hoo! I'm [email protected]

Lisa Ransom said...

Sounds EXACTLY like something I would read!! [email protected]

Niki Green said...

Am always on the search for a good book to read! And am in love with YA now, but tend not to tell too many of my 'bookworm' friends, as they feel the need to only read material that will solve world peace. BORRRING!
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Anonymous said...

Yay! I am currently sucked into the very average Fallen series. Would love something different. [email protected]

Anonymous said...

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Mandi said...

I am a middle school reading teacher and LOVE "realistic" YA books with substance for my students!!

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Nicole D. said...

even if i dont win---i'm adding this to my must read list; sounds awesome.

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Unknown said...

Pick me! Pick me! The books sound great, can't wait to check them out. @BrandyNCrane

Mel said...

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txmamaof5 said...

oooh!!! I love love love to read and have two young adult readers at home!! [email protected]

Anonymous said...

I have a female YA reader at home :)

elwolski2000 @ yahoo.com

btw love your blog, this is my first comment. Husband actually introduced me to your blog about a month ago.

Anonymous said...

I'm a teacher and love YA books. I have to keep up with what the kids like and find myself totally engrossed in some of these series books. I am impatiently waiting the next Blue Blood book which doesn't come out until Feb so I need some to hold me over until then. [email protected]
I guess I have to post this as anonymous because I don't know how to set up a profile. OOPS.

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo Books!!!
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Anonymous said...

I love to read and I would love to win something for the first time ever! Lol Your blog rocks! :) [email protected]

Anonymous said...

I want to read these too! [email protected]

suebee0619 said...

I'm always up for a good book and a new author to discover! And I've totally gotten into YA paranormal recently.
suebee06[email protected]

Dizzyhappymama said...

oooh I am always looking for books that I can read with my daughters that feature REAL heroines, not sappy ones!
@dizzyhappymama

Angela said...

yay! love new books!
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Sage said...

Sounds Awesome! I hope you select randomly because I don't have anything witty to say... At this moment!
@ILuvMyTriplets

Danielle said...

Would love some new reading material and these definitely sound like they're right up my alley. [email protected]

Anonymous said...

I deserve a PITT since I've tied to leave a comment four times with no success! [email protected]

Sarah said...

Thanks for encouraging reading. I'd love to win!

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Anonymous said...

thanks! @nh_momof3

Anonymous said...

I have been hearing about these books, they sound really good!!

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Jennifer D said...

[email protected] is always looking for a good YA book to read!

Anonymous said...

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cakeburnette said...

Seriously? I love it when a teen's parent says to me, "Oh, MY child does not curse!" I always wonder, and how much time have you spent with teenagers? Most of them curse just because, THEY CAN. And they DO. Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the story sounds great! I will buy the books. I still want to win one though. :)
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Erica Gutowski said...

Sounds great - I'll never get over my love of YA Lit.
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Julie Brown said...

I'm always looking for something new to read and this series sounds great. I love a girl whose life doesn't revolve around a boy.

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Unknown said...

Yes please Jen! The books sound awesome!!
@tanyamvk

Anonymous said...

Would love to read this book!

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Anonymous said...

These sound great for both me and my teen age daughter!
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Anonymous said...

Sounds awesome - I am always looking for good YA books!

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Nicole said...

yes, yes, yes! My kiddos (I'm a junior high teacher) and I would LOVE these!

nicolemariegas (at) gmail (dot) com

Rachael said...

Can never have enough to read!

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Becky B. said...

I love YA books as well. Glad to see one with realistic teens. Please send it to ME!
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Unknown said...

Uh, no way! I've been wanting to read this series for a while, now! Thanks for the review, and awesome giveaway. :)

@readingfever

christa9198 said...

Count me in! [email protected]

SnarkfestBlog said...

Always looking for a good read!
@snarkfestblog

Teri

JennInAustin said...

yea!! love finding new YA authors...
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Unknown said...

Love me some YA fiction! Have you read Ashfall yet? It is a good one! I am throwing in my name for a chance to win.

kimerizzo at yahoo dot com

Talaine said...

I know I don't have a twinkie's chance at a weight watchers meeting of winning, but, PICK ME!! [email protected]
LOVE YA, JEN!!!!

Unknown said...

pick me! i could later share them with a YA i know who refuses to let her mom get her an e-reader, LOL! [email protected]

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Jamie said...

I love YA and would love to read her books! [email protected]

Unknown said...

Sounds awesome! Now that the weather is changing, I'm ready for some good books by the fireplace.....

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Dawn J. said...

I've been wanting to get my hands on some good books lately...these sound perfect.

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Cyndyth said...

Would love to read them!
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Jennika said...

Sounds like fun! [email protected]

kledford said...

I would love a good read! thanks for the opportunity.
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LSuttonSchleicher said...

These books sound awesome!

@SchleichLA

Unknown said...

@jpresuto
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Middle School English teacher...love YA books!

Anonymous said...

First of all, I love your blog!! You make me laugh so hard, and I need that so badly some days. Second, wow! Look at all the comments! I'll never win, but I'm going to try because this sounds like a story I would be really interested in....I am fascinated with the afterlife. Third, here's my email, and I hope I win. :) [email protected]
Thanks!!

Michelle said...

I love the blog and I am a sucker for YA books.
I would love to win.
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